Kumar Sanu Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Saloni
Hometown: Kolkata
Age: 61 Years

Kumar Sanu

Real NameKedarnath Bhattacharya
Other Name Kumar Sanu
Nickname Sanu Daa
Profession(s)Singer, Music Director, and Politician
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 11”
Weightin Kilograms- 84 kg
in Pounds- 185 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 36 Inches
- Biceps: 13 Inches
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 October 1957
Age (as in 2018)61 Years
BirthplaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownKolkata, West Bengal, India
SchoolNot Known
CollegeCalcutta University, Kolkata
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutSinging: Tin Kanya (1986)
FamilyFather- Pashupati Bhattacharya (vocalist and composer)
Kumar Sanu With His Father
Mother- Name Not Known
Kumar Sanu With His Mother
Brother- Tapan Bhattacharya
Sister- Not Known
ControversiesAccording to a report in Filmfare magazine of 1994, his Ex-wife Rita considered actress Meenakshi Seshadri as the reason behind their divorce.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodFish and chole bhature
Favourite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favourite MusicianKishore Kumar
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendMeenakshi Seshadri (Actress) [1]Bollywood Shaadis
Meenakshi Seshadri
WifeFirst Wife: Rita (Divored in 1994)
Kumar Sanu First Wife Rita
Second Wife: Saloni Sanu
Kumar Sanu with his wife and daughters
ChildrenDaughter- Anna (Songwriter and Author), Shannon K (foster; singer)
Kumar Sanu with daughter Shannon K
Son- Jaan (Jico)
Kumar Sanu son
Kumar Sanu With His Wife and Daughters
Money Factor
Net WorthNot Known

Kumar Sanu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kumar Sanu

  • Does Kumar Sanu smoke?: No
  • Does Kumar Sanu drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sanu used to play music instrument in his early days.
  • He struggled in the music industry for 7 years and finally, in 1987, Jagjit Singh gave him an opportunity to sing in the Hindi film Aandhiyan.
  • He holds the Guinness Book of World Records for recording 28 songs in a day.
  • Some of his family members had done classical music training, but Sanu didn’t take any such training.
  • He had never worked with A.R.Rahman, as he didn’t like his way of music recordings at night.
  • His father worked as a music composer in local plays.
  • In his childhood, people used to call him Chhaanu which he later used as Sanu.
  • He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • When he came to the Bollywood music industry, his name Sanu was written as Shanu, which he later rectified.
  • He is a huge fan of Brazil football team, he even named his elder son as Jico after the Brazilian footballer Jico.
  • Kumar Sanu appeared in the singing reality show ‘Indian Idol’ as a judge in 2023. The show aired on Sony Entertainment Television (SET). In an interview, Kumar addressed the rumours of ‘Indian Idol’ being scripted and said that the show was original and rooted in reality. [2]India Today Kumar Sanu said,

    I have been coming to the show for seven years now. I have seen that it depends on originality. Everything is based on the truth here. We always try to portray the truth. Despite everything, you have to sing good songs. You can’t sing badly and win the show. If that happens, then you can say that it is fixed. But ‘Indian Idol’ is not.”

    Vishal Dadlani (left), Shreya Ghoshal (centre), and Kumar Sanu (right) as judges in the reality show 'Indian Idol' (2023)

    Vishal Dadlani (left), Shreya Ghoshal (centre), and Kumar Sanu (right) as judges in the reality show ‘Indian Idol’ (2023)